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Ladies-in-Waiting by Victoria Sylvia Evans
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This is a subject I'd loooove to read a book about, but as it's apparently either self-published or POD, there's no information on the author - on her historical training, etc. I would love to see this expanded into a fuller volume, with perhaps a li ...more
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The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman
The Teleportation Accident
by Ned Beauman
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Hilarious, but with the right undertones that make you take it just seriously enough. I have no idea how to pronounce Egon Loeser's name, but the last name looks perilously close to 'loser', which he kind of is. There's science fiction, historical dr ...more
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Jane Austen by Jane Austen
Jane Austen: Seven Novels
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7.Emma - the protagonist is so vapid, and the novel so empty, I just can't appreciate it. I know that's the point, that it's about the emptiness of lives of upper middle class women, and I do really
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Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand
"Forget about Batman, Superman or the Hulk. They are all just comic book super heroes. This is the real deal. Enlarge the picture in the book's cover so you can get a good look at him, the photo courtesy of the India Office Library and Records. A f..." Read more of this review »
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Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand
Untouchable
by Mulk Raj Anand
read in March, 2015
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Absolutely haunting. I've read books about segregation and the Holocaust, but not sure I've ever read a book with such classism where merely touching someone of a higher caste, even accidentally, is such a mortal sin. Bakha is aware enough to questio ...more
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The System by Jeff Benedict
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So out of all the sports I follow, college football is at the bottom of my list - and almost every reason why is exhibited here (in no order):

1) the horrific crimes players often get away with with little-to-no consequence
2) The way universities put
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How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
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A fascinating, fast-paced read that takes the reader on a journey through some of the most soccer-mad countries in the world (and in the US), and draws out how soccer and the prevailing cultural and political climate can intertwine.

My only thought wo
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Golazo! by Andreas Campomar
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A great premise, with uneven execution. I would probably have enjoyed reading it more if I was more familiar with South American soccer/football history. Also disappointed that the book says it's a history of Latin American football, but almost entir ...more
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